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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Saturday, June 6, 2020

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 13:35:12-04

NEW YORK — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

11:30 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his daily coronavirus briefing amid continued protests against police brutality. Watch the news conference below.
COVID-19 and reopening updates

  • There were 35 deaths reported on Friday, the lowest daily death toll since the outbreak began to peak in March.
  • "Compared to where we were, this is a big sigh of relief," Cuomo said.
  • New York's progress on health data is allowing accelerated reopening.
  • All religious institutions, including temples, mosques and churches are allowed to open with 25% occupancy and social distancing rules, effective immediately.
  • Cuomo is signing an executive order issuing a statewide ban on price gouging personal protective equipment, including masks for health care workers and the general public throughout the remainder of the crisis.
  • New York City is still on schedule to reopen on Monday. The positivity rate in the city dropped from 57% a day at its peak to 2% a day.
  • Commercial buildings have the right to take the temperature of every person before they enter, Cuomo said.

NY response to protests

  • The governor urged state lawmakers to pass bills to actualize his "Say Their Name" police and criminal justice reform agenda. Read more.
  • “Pass the bills, actually make the change. Then other states will look at New York and say well New York did this, why can’t we?” Cuomo said. “That’s NY at its best, leading the way.”

10 a.m.
An organization that helps survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence has turned its van into a donation delivery service for individuals and communities in need. Read more.

Latest official numbers:
As of Saturday morning, there were 376,208 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the death toll at 24,175.

COVID-19 timeline: How novel coronavirus spread

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks

The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here